Oh, Ron... I love you.
May 17, 2013
So this is what Sandra and I did today.
It's SO frikkin warm here now! We had winter, then we had like one or two weeks of meeeeeh, and then: BOOM! summer
I'm dying, please save me... I would really like to be in Iceland right now...
May 16, 2013
May 15, 2013
Jag är kär. I en kvinna. En underbar, fantastisk kvinna vid namn Clara Lidström, och jag hade lätt velat gifta mig med henne om jag var lagd åt det hållet och hon inte redan hade en familj. Eftersom jag inte är det och hon har det får jag nöja mig med att beundra och älska henne på avstånd. Vilket är precis vad jag har gjort extra mycket idag.
Jag brukar läsa hennes blogg (vilket jag rekommenderar alla att göra!), men jag satt och kollade runt på adlibris tidigare idag och stötte då på hennes bok. Jag visste att hon hade skrivit en, men jag hade inte kommit så långt i min tankeverksamhet att jag faktiskt letat reda på boken. Tills den trillade in i mitt liv som tips på adlibris som sagt. Underbara Clara - Vintagepimp och hemmafix heter den, och jag kollade snabbt om den fanns på det lokala biblioteket. Det gjorde den! Jag slängde på mig kläderna, rusade (nåja, så mycket som jag någonsin rusar vill säga...) till spårvagnen, åkte de tre hållplatserna och skuttade upp mot bibblan. Där var den - halleluja! - och den följde snabbt med mig hem.
Jag öppnade den och möttes av ett supermysigt inre omslag av trasmattor (älska!), följt av träskivor och ännu fler trasmattor. Sedan läste jag resten av boken, och det snabbt. Dels för att den är väldigt lättläst, dels för att den är så rolig att läsa, och så otroligt inspirerande! Clara tipsar om hur man kan göra om gamla möbler, fixa upp alla husets rum, vad man ska tänka på när man vill loppisfynda, hur man tvättar gamla kläder, ja, hur man kan göra nya saker av gamla saker helt enkelt. Och det är fantastiskt. Jag blir så inspirerad och vill genast springa iväg och länsa en loppis, skaffa verktyg, färg och en symaskin och bara sätta igång!
Se bara så fint Clara gör det! Gaaah, avundsjuk!
(Alla bilder är ärligt snodda från internet)
Tyvärr kommer "verkligheten" emellan och påminner mig om vad jag faktiskt MÅSTE göra: arbeta på examensuppsatsen. Blä. Det känns ungefär såhär:
Men om The Avengers säger till en att göra det, då fan gör man det...
May 13, 2013
Apart from the fact that the Swedish word "as" actually means "carcass" and not "asshole" (which in Swedish is "rövhål"), this is a pretty good video of the most common Swedish swear words. I think I'll do a blog post about swear words some day :)
Our trip to Iceland started early on a Sunday morning. My brother Robert picked Sandra and me up at about 7:30 am and drove us to the Nils Ericson terminal in Gothenburg, where we met up with Bea and Adam and took some early morning pictures and video before hopping on a bus headed to Kastrup, the airport in Copenhagen.
Bea always looks happy, Adam "can only do indifferent", Sandra looks a bit tired, and I tried to show how happy I was, despite my being very tired, as usual.
We said goodbye to Gothenburg, and I waved as we drove past Liseberg (because once you've driven past Liseberg you're not in Gothenburg any longer, you're in Mölndal, which is pretty lame, everyone knows that :P).
Sandra and I sat in the front seats, because I usually suffer from motion sickness, and I much prefer NOT vomiting all over the place. I'm crazy like that. Since driving through Kungsbacka and such is pretty boring we took a lovely picture of ourselves instead.
After Kungsbacka and the rest of Halland (snoooore!) comes Skåne. I have friends from Skåne, so I won't talk too ill about the place, but, although being green and nice, it is very flat and monotonous. I guess that's why Adam and Bea decided to just sleep instead of admiring the view... ;) (I think they look adorable!)
From Skåne you can drive over the Öresund bridge and just minutes later find yourself in Denmark. I took a couple of bye-bye Sweden pictures and one of the bridge, for those of you who find that sort of thing to be very exciting.
We decided to fly from Kastrup since there weren't any direct flights from Gothenburg and it was cheaper than flying via Stockholm. Saving money means losing time though, so the travelling took the better part of the day, leaving us stranded at the airport for about 5-6 hours. Fun was had by all, except us. We went outside to eat lunch, amidst all the stinky fumes, and tried to kill some time, since we couldn't even check our bags in until several hours later.
I always look super sexy, I know. We ate, we filmed, we smelled the fumes, perhaps got a little bit high off them, and we ate some chocolate. Chocolate is always the answer, the question is not very important.
(I think maybe I was under the influence of the fumes here...)
With several more hours to go until we could even check our bags in and go through security, we parked our behinds on some chairs, made ourselves as comfy as possible and played a kind of word association game. I'm sure you can tell we're extremely interesting and exciting people.
And finally, after so many and long hours, we went through security and did a bit of shopping. When I found this Smirnoff I couldn't help but remember two Christmases ago, when we had pudding with glitter on it and Julie wondered aloud if our poo would be sparkly the next day. (Note: The next day my poo WAS sparkly, in case you were wondering. I checked. I think it is important to conduct research when faced with questions like this. I am very scientific, you see.)
And so, after travelling and waiting an entire day, we finally boarded our flight! We were really excited (as you can tell if you watched the video I posted a few days ago) and even Adam managed something resembling a smile (he is a very happy chap though, make no mistake!).
I was very impressed with the TV screens in front of us, they made the three hour flight much more enjoyable! I watched The Hangover Part II and a couple of episodes of New Girl, and all of a sudden we were above Iceland!
My very first picture of Iceland!
This is basically what Iceland looks like (at least in the southwest part around the Reykjavik area), flat, muted colours, lava stone, seashores and long, mostly empty roads.
We landed as the sun set, and it was just beautiful.
Here are some funny-looking Icelandic words for you!
From the airport a bus picked us up and drove us to our apartment hotel. Easy and practical, I do recommend Flybus for anyone travelling to Iceland. Adam took a quick picture of me enjoying the view from the bus while the sun set completely, it was just vast and empty and harsh and lovely. Five minutes in the country and I already loved it.
May 9, 2013
The Swedish Lad (I've posted some of his videos before, here and here) has begun doing a weekly segment he calls "This week in Sweden". I quite like the concept and I think it's a nice, quick and easy way of keeping up with some of the things that happen in my country for those of my readers who don't live in Sweden. The first week is from April 15 - 21.
May 8, 2013
I love Keanu Reeves, and I think more people should love him too. He is a really under-appreciated actor, and he is extremely beautiful (in my opinion). Therefore, I am treating you to a couple of beautiful pictures of him, and one Matrix geek pic too =)
mmmm Johnny Utah *drool*
Here's a little video from the first day of our trip to Iceland :)
Please ignore the fact that some of us (mostly me...ok, only me) look...well, less attractive than one could wish. It was a reeeeaaaaally long day of travelling, from 7:30 in the morning till about midnight, and we alternated between being overly excited and energetic and tireeeeeeed.
When we flew in over Iceland and I, for the first time in my life, saw the coastline I was just amazed... It looked so different from home (Sweden), yet I felt...well, almost at home. It sort of reminded me of the Swedish and Norwegian mountains (fjäll). It was a strange and wonderful feeling. The only things we could see while we flew in, as the sun began to set, were the lava fields, snow and the sea (and a few islands). That was all. No houses or towns or anything else.
And when we walked out from Keflavíkurflugvöllur (Keflavik airport) and saw the blueish, purplish, pinkish sunset and were almost swept away by the strong wind, I felt really happy. It was beautiful, and I do love the feeling of wind whirling around me, especially if it smells like the sea.
More pictures and videos from Iceland are coming up, just hang tight!